Does Your Company Really Need AI? Stanford Executive Course Aims to Demystify the Hype

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Artificial intelligence has become a ubiquitous buzzword for tech companies these days, but even though all kinds of founders and CEOs say their product is infused with AI, the meaning of the term varies from advanced machine learning to a smart spreadsheet.

Which Edtech Companies Are Producing the Best Research-Based Products?

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As Alpha Public Schools administrator Jin-Soo Huh told EdSurge this past summer , “Edtech companies have a responsibility when putting out studies to understand data clearly and present it accurately.” Nonprofit Digital Promise agrees, and on August 9, the nonprofit launched an effort to collection and evaluate quality examples of how companies conduct and research in designing and improving their products. Here are the top companies in each category.

CatchOn Joins the Education Networks of America Family of Companies

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JUNE 26, 2018 In a move that enhances its mission of supporting education institutions and libraries, Education Networks of America ® (ENA) today announced that Dallas-based education technology company CatchOn, Inc has joined the ENA family of companies. NASHVILLE, TENN.

As US Tech Companies Look to Mexico, Coding Bootcamps Follow

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companies to plant roots in Mexico, where lower wages and loose regulations have allured manufacturers for years. the Washington Post reported on the tech boom south of the border, with major global companies like IBM, Oracle and Intel setting up shop in Guadalajara, also known as country’s “Digital Creative City.”. 95 course providers —was largely driven to fill openings at tech companies. company that provides skills-based training programs has followed path.

Help Wanted: Ark Builders Needed

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Since 2001, the Ford Motor Company’s Next Generation Learning initiative has prepared nearly 20,000 young people for college, careers, lifelong learning and leadership by honing their STEAM skills

Adding up the cost of head-on competition

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In spite of these benefits, many companies elect the alternative path, aiming their new growth ventures at the high end of the market where incumbent competitors are motivated to stamp out new entrants. There are companies that have pushed into existing markets through sustaining competition.

Insights for innovating in emerging markets: There are two types of economies

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By the year 2001, however, there were almost one billion cell phones in the world. Not only can these companies reap significant economic returns, but they typically also inadvertently engage in nation-building.

UMass Will Build a National Online College. But What About Its Previous Online Offshoot?

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But the announcement fails to mention that the University of Massachusetts already runs an extensive online-learning operation, known as UMassOnline , which was started in 2001 and currently serves more than 20,000 students. Officials also have not decided whether they will work with an online program manager, or OPM, companies that colleges turn to to outsource online operations.

?Student Data and Privacy, From Inside Cambridge Public Schools

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Then the company that created or manages the app or website must agree to and sign a legally binding contract guaranteeing that they will not use student information for any reason. Companies that want schools to use their technology should be proactive in addressing these concerns without needing to be approached by the legal team of a school district. It has been amended nine times; the last in 2001.

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5 Resources Connecting STEM, the Arts, and the World

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The world has changed dramatically since the National Science Foundation coined the term STEM in 2001 (though they originally called it SMET). We are light years ahead of 2001 where dial-up modems were all the rage!

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Not enough students have mentors, and we must change that

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Startups and established tech companies are providing a crash course in entrepreneurship, sending engineers and designers into public schools to mentor students. Some companies already encourage their employees to mentor young people through formal or informal programs.

Fueled by Big Rounds, Edtech Funding Surges to $887M in First Half of 2017

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edtech companies last year, the dollars returned with a fury during the first six months of 2017. Company. Several private-equity-backed companies have invested heavily in the “platform” approach. PowerSchool, owned by Vista Equity Partners, has acquired eight companies since June 2015. The strategy has worked for a few older companies: Kaplan, for instance, began in the test-prep business and has since moved into higher education, corporate training (and a.

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Tackling the education-to-employment gap

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In 2012, we acquired a company called Economic Modeling Specialists, Intl (Emsi). Emsi’s economists and data scientists gather data from more than 100 national and local employment resources to provide analysis of current and historical labor market trends dating back to 2001.

Why innovation must be the new development strategy

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And if we’re measuring the wrong thing, we’re going to do the wrong thing.” – Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize Winner in Economics, 2001. Formosa has grown to become one of the world’s largest plastics companies. “What we measure informs what we do.

Daphne Koller Bids Farewell to Coursera, Hello to Calico

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Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller has ridden the MOOC craze as the company’s CEO and later president. Yesterday, Koller announced she’s leaving the company to join Calico , a Google-funded research and development company that focuses on slowing aging and counteracting age‑related diseases. “It This field has been a passion of mine since 2001, when I first started working on it at Stanford.” The company grew—in Ng’s words—“faster than Facebook,” reaching 1.7

Five-Way Merger Creates New Illuminate Education: Bringing K-12 Educators the Broadest Choice of Student Achievement and Personalized Learning Offerings

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Irvine, Lake Elsinore, and Santa Clara, CA, Atlanta, GA, and Centennial , CO (July 03, 2018) Illuminate Education , the company transforming K-12 instruction through education intelligence solutions, has merged with IO Education, SchoolCity, Alpine Achievement, and Key Data Systems (KDS).

Merge Cube Mania in Middle School

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Karen Bosch Is the PreK – 8 Technology Instructor at Southfield Christian School in the Metro Detroit area, a position she has held since 2001. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

GreyED Accepted into Prestigious SETDA Emerging Partners Program

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The partnership allows companies to benefit from opportunities to showcase their products and services, receive feedback and advice, and engage in thoughtful dialogue with educational leaders. “We (Minneapolis, Mn. & & Alexandria, Va.)

Virtual Reality: An Extension of the Self ?

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Norton & Company, 2018. Routledge, 2001 (first edition: 1964). One of the most significant challenges facing us in an increasingly technologized world is how to conceptualize the self. The self, a protean entity, is often perceived as a bundle of contradictions, seemingly constant and yet so fragile, familiar and yet elusive. However, as we push ourselves to the frontiers of reality, one must ask, how have technologies such as VR changed our perception of the self?

Making Video Games for Higher Ed Requires Major Investment. Is It Worth It?

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For higher education, with smaller potential audiences and student outcomes at stake, companies are debating whether return on investment is there for game-based learning experiences. Triseum is a private company that spun out of Texas A&M University’s Live Lab in late 2014. Textbook publishers could be the next level of major companies investing in the production of video games in higher education. Norton & Company.

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Nonprofit University Buys For-Profit College For Its Tech Platform

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A company called UniversityNow—which attracted more than $40 million in venture backing and ran an experimental for-profit college—has been sold to the nonprofit National University system, which plans to use the company’s technology platform to deliver its online courses. But it was not initially clear what technology platform UniversityNow had left to sell, since in 2015 the company sold its competency-based learning platform to Penn Foster Education Group.

Why NCLB failed, and how states can avoid making the same mistakes under ESSA

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Although it may be hard to believe today, Congress passed the 2001 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act with overwhelming bipartisan support. For example, in a manufacturing company, the reasons factory workers come to work might be very different from those of senior managers.

We must increase our efforts to protect students from ‘predatory colleges’

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Jennifer dreamt of becoming a victim’s advocate after she lost her daughter to violence in 2001. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos attends a rally to promote the importance of school choice as part of ”National School Choice Week,” in Russell Building on January 18, 2018.

Live Tuesday, May 1st - Larry Johnson on the NMC Horizon Project

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Its hundreds of member institutions constitute an elite list of the most highly regarded universities, museums, research centers, and companies in the world.

Hack Education Weekly News

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“Technology companies can no longer turn a blind eye to the human rights abuses of one of their largest investors.” And there’s a blog post on Medium , because I guess someone thinks it’s a good idea for the Office of Ed Tech to outsource its website to a for-profit company. ” Navitas is a for-profit education company that runs courses in Australia (and elsewhere). Companies that sell physical products aren't supposed to scale that quickly.

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Want to help public education thrive in 2017? Support The Hechinger Report!

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The post-truth era fit neatly between enactments of No Child Left Behind in 2001 – a touted bipartisan compromise – and its follow-up, the Every Student Succeeds Act in 2015 , which essentially said, “we were better off before 2001.”.

Why Education Needs Augmented—Not Artificial—Intelligence

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This discomfort has been capitalized upon—perhaps to an exaggerated extent—in movies like Terminator and 2001: Space Odyssey. The matter is hardly helped when companies claim they are capable of building mind-reading robo-tutors. Education technology has a public relations problem. In a space where words carry wide currency, our choice of language matters. That’s why I’m troubled by Artificial Intelligence (AI).

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

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This isn't a new story: even PCs, which were widely available in classrooms by 2001, rarely had a real impact on classroom instruction. But in recent years, we've seen a spike in the number of smaller, tightly focused, niche edtech product companies. Ken Eastwood is the superintendent of Middletown City School District , NY, a member of our League of Innovative Schools. In terms of student proficiency, today's classrooms are more diverse than ever.

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A traditional model of organizational knowledge creation

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This has implications for agency and ownership as knowledge that is created by and for the organization may be perceived as being owned by the organization (Ende & Lungsford, 2001). For example, a graduate with an associate’s degree in accounting may be competent for recording inventory, but not creating a company’s tax return. Through group filtering and curating, documents become a record of the group’s content knowledge or shared cognition (Cannon-Bower & Salas, 2001).

Teachers of the world, unite. You have nothing to lose but your pain!

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The movement manifests itself in corporate tax breaks, which don’t require companies to contribute their fair share to state taxes, a significant part of districts’ budgets. Striking Tacoma Teachers walk a picket line, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in front of Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Wash.

How to Keep Kids From Being Mean Online

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And as technology platforms have accelerated over the years, her job has increasingly involved keeping up with the ways young people use social media, and advising parents, teachers and even tech companies about what they need to know. I started working with teens in 2001 on organization and time management, and when they first came into my office, they would tell me their biggest distractions were food, sleep, their pets, and daydreaming, and about a decade ago, that really shifted.

Give Students the Tools and Skills They Need for Media Literacy

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In 2001, she joined a staff development company, TechKNOW Associates, where she worked as a mentor and professional developer for schools throughout New York and around the country. Media literacy is more important today than ever.

For Online Class Discussions, Instructors Move From Text to Video

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The threaded discussion felt always like the wrong medium for learning,” says Joyce Valenza, an assistant teaching professor at Rutgers University's School of Communication and Information, who has been teaching online since 2001. Other professors on campus began using the tool, and soon he decided to create a spin-off company to make the software more robust. Most teachers use the free version, but the company offers a more full-featured product that costs $65-per year.

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State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

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Contracts with publishing companies ensure equal availability and pricing for Idaho’s large population of rural schools.

Hundreds of thousands of people could lose their legal status. One hopes to graduate with his college degree first

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He had an internship at the tech and manufacturing company 3M. Then in 2001, two huge earthquakes shook El Salvador, and then-President George W. Every administration, Republican and Democrat, has kept TPS going for Salvadorans since 2001. Jose is unphased by the cold.

Rangatiratanga: How Tapping Into New Zealand’s Indigenous Concepts Sparked New Educational Gains

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Finally in 2001, the school leadership and the parents jointly engaged in a painful analysis that lead to a profound conclusion: If we don’t change, the results won’t change. The fund provided confidence to the financing company in case parents defaulted on their payments. Picture yourself arriving at Sommerville School in Tamaki, one of Auckland’s poorest suburbs. You are formally welcomed by a dozen students, each representing a different school.

For two states, the digital transition requires an overhaul of the process

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While the tools may have print components, companies must submit them digitally, and only the digital materials are reviewed.

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The opioid crisis took their parents, now foster kids left behind are being failed again

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Indiana’s foster care intake has more than doubled since 2001 , the sharpest increase in the nation. That’s the thing that shocked me more than anything,” said O’Brien, who is now retired after decades working at Eli Lilly and Company, the pharmaceutical company.

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The Drug Enforcement Administration and Discovery Education name grand prize winner of Operation Prevention Video Challenge

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About the DEA Educational Foundation Established in 2001, the DEA Educational Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to preventing drug abuse. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Teenagers across the nation were invited to submit 30-60 second video public service announcements that capture their unique voice in order to communicate the opioid epidemic as a national crisis.

Recycling Kolb

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It is representative of the kind of activities one sees in the old style e-learning package designs still used in many companies to impart basic health and safety or customer care training. 2001) David A. Most learning professionals have heard of David A.